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Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star has been destroyed. Picture: AP Photo/Richard Vogel

DONALD Trump’s star has taken a beating — literally.

The New York Post reports the former reality TV host’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star was destroyed by a vandal, rendering the fixture completely unreadable, according to Deadline Hollywood.

The vandal, who identified himself as Jamie Otis, was dressed in a city construction worker, taking his sledgehammer to the five-point brass star about 5.45am Wednesday (11.45pm Wednesday AEDT).

Watch Donald Trump’s star destroyed

The vandal reportedly said he wanted to remove the souvenir so that it could be auctioned off, with the proceeds set to go toward helping the women who have come forward in recent weeks to accuse Mr Trump of sexual assault.

The allegations all came out after a 2005 recording surfaced of Mr Trump claiming that his “star” status allows him to grope and kiss women whenever he wants.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump addresses supporters at a rally in Sanford, Florida. Picture: AFP/Gregg Newton

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump addresses supporters at a rally in Sanford, Florida. Picture: AFP/Gregg NewtonSource:AFP

While this is the first time a star has been completely defaced, Mr Trump’s has been daubed with a swastika, a mute symbol and even dog excrement since he announced his presidential run a year and a half ago. A petition was even started in April to have Mr Trump’s star formally removed.

Mr Trump’s star is one of more than 2500 that line Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles.

This story originally appeared in The New York Post and has been republished here with permission.

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